Department ChairRosemary Breckenfelder Academic Building, Room 250P 719-549-3204 Rosemary.Breckenfelder@pueblocc.edu
Fremont CampusEric Ingmire 719-296-6105 Eric.Ingmire@pueblocc.eduSouthwest Colorado Community College SCCC-East Go!Zone 970-247-2929
SCCC-West Go!Zone 970-564-6200
Program Start Term: Fall, Spring
Award: AA, AAS, Certificate
Average Class Size: 18
Program Length: 9-60 Credits, 2-5 Semesters
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Course Availability: Day, Evening, Online
Course Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Durango, Mancos, Online
Career InformationThe ECE program prepares you for a career in teaching children (birth to age 5). The program can also prepare you to become an Early Childhood Teacher or director in the field of Early Childhood Education. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in the care and well-being of young children, be free from evidence of physical and mental illness, and be free from personal conduct that may be injurious to children as stated in the Colorado Rules and Regulations for Child Care Centers, section 7.702.51.
What Will I LearnThis program prepares students to become a productive, caring and responsible teacher. Classes emphasize child development skills in the areas of language, social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Classes also focus on cultural diversity among children. Students will become familiar with theories concerning child development and ECE, and will participate in many group discussions and hands-on activities that they can apply in the preschool classroom. Students will learn from qualified faculty members who believe in the success of each ECE student.
Note: This program features three completion paths, each with different awards:
Consult the Academic Catalog for full details on these options and their course requirements.
Degree TransferThe AA degree
transfers to the following Colorado Public Four-Year institutions of higher
Note: Students completing the AAS
degree who are interested in transferring to a baccalaureate program in Early
Childhood Education or Elementary Education should refer to the Transfer Degree
section of the Academic Catalog.
Our Experienced FacultyThe Early Childhood Education faculty is
dedicated to facilitating an experiential learning environment that respects
the diversity of each student, to teach to their learning style, and to assist
students in developing the knowledge and skills necessary for an Early
Early Childhood Education Links:
Early Childhood Education Fun Links:
Gainful Employment DataEarly Childhood Director CertificateEarly Childhood Teacher Certificate
The certificates and degrees offered at PCC permit students to scaffold their education to meet their personal goals or state/employer requirements related to their position. Moreover, the small class sizes in the program provide a setting that allows students to gain trust and confidence in their teachers, fellow students and themselves.